HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: 2-6 p.m. today at the Sandhill Farmers Market, 900 Clemson Road. Trick or treating, pumpkin/gourd decorating, costume contests (ages 3 and younger, 4-6, 7-11), carved pumpkin contest, face painting, live music. (803) 699-3190
FALL FESTIVAL: 4-5:30 p.m. today at Heathwood Park, 800 Abelia Road. Games, costume contest, scary stories and refreshments. (803) 733-8446
MONSTER BALL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: 6-8 tonight at Bluff Road Park, 148 Carswell Road. Games, activities and candy for ages 3-13; plus a friendly basketball game with “The Monsters.” (803) 776-8698
BOO AT THE ZOO: 6-9 tonight at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Children age 12 and younger are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest featuring Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, dance party, trick-or-treat trail and more. $8; members, $6. (803) 779-8717; http://www.riverbanks.org
MENTORING BROTHERS IN ACTION: Gospel recording artist VaShawn Mitchell will perform at 7 tonight at Bible Way Church of Atlas Road, 2440 Atlas Road. During the service, Mitchell will issue a call to action and impress the need for more African American males to mentor boys in Columbia. Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Columbia will be on site to sign up volunteers.
“THRILLER” ZOMBIE DANCE: 7 tonight at Eastover Park, 1301 Main St., Eastover. Performance by the Eastover Park dance group. If you’d like to participate, call (803) 353-7137 to register.
HAUNTED HOUSE: 7:30 tonight at 101 Haygood St., Lexington. (803) 587-9857. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club and the Autism Federation of America.
HEALTH=WEALTH, FITNESS, FOOD AND LOSING WEIGHT: 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 14 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo; $79. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com
BUSINESS INNOVATION MASTERCLASS WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Road. Facilitators will be representatives from the S.C. Manufacturing Extension Partnership. $25; includes lunch. Register at (803) 252-6876, ext. 4; http://www.scmep.org
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Melrose Park, 1500 Fairview Road. Games, movies, costume contest, refreshments. (803) 733-8493
HALLOWEEN DROP-IN: 3:30-6 p.m. Wednesday at Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley St. Games, candy, refreshments. (803) 255-8103
HALLOWEEN DROP-IN: 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at Hampton Park, 1117 Brandon Ave. Costume contest, games, refreshments. (803) 776-9082
GHOSTS, GOONS & GOBLINS BASH: 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at Sims Park, 3500 Duncan St. Games, candy, activities, costume contest, refreshments. (803) 733-8451
HALLOWEEN PARTY: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Emily Douglas Park, 2500 Wheat St. Costume contest, candy, games, refreshments. (803) 733-8531
HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Woodland Park, 6500 Old Knight Parkway. Costume contest, games, arts and crafts, refreshments. (803) 776-1096
HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anna’s Park, 1316 Liberty Hill Ave. Games, music, costume contest, refreshments. (803) 733-8450
HOWLIN’ HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL: 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Dutch Square Mall, 421 Bush River Road. Haunted house, costume contest, trivia, carnival games, entertainment, candy, prizes. Sponsored by the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation and Dutch Square Mall. (803) 545-3117
CHILDREN’S TRUNK OR TREAT: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Crossings Community Church, 2831 Clemson Road. (803) 736-3555; http://www.crossingscommunity.org
FALL FESTIVAL/TRUNK OR TREAT: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Baptist Church, 6612 Garners Ferry Road. (803) 776-4074
TRUNK OR TREAT: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Southeast Community Church, 1540 Elmtree Road. Sponsored by Progressive Believers Baptist Church.
FALL FESTIVAL: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrews Park, 930 Beatty Road. Family fun will include a candy hunt for the kids. (803) 772-6598
TRUNK OR TREAT: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Church Unleashed @ Beulah, 9847 Garners Ferry Road, Hopkins. Carnival games, costume contests, inflatables, hayrides, face painting, candy. No unaccompanied children, please. (803) 776-2188; http://www.churchunleashed.cc
SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN PARTY: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Greenview Park, 6700 David St. Costume contest, games, refreshments, candy. (803) 754-5223
HALLO DREAM MAMBO: 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Denny Terrace Gymnasium, 6429 Bishop Ave. Games, activities and candy for age 12 and younger, costumes welcome. (803) 754-5290
TRUNK OR TREAT: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Rehoboth Baptist Church, 4646 Hard Scrabble Road. (803) 788-3397
CAYCE-WEST COLUMBIA JAYCEES HALL OF HORRORS: 7 p.m. Wednesday at 1153 Walter Price St., Cayce. $13; RIP (skip the line), $20. Proceeds benefit local and state charities. http://www.hallofhorrors.com
HAUNTED HOUSE: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 101 Haygood St., Lexington. (803) 587-9857. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club and the Autism Federation of America.
HALLOWEEN RAVE FOR THE CRAVE: 8 p.m. Wednesday at 701 Whaley. Electronic dance party will benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank. Pre-sale tickets are $12; available online at www.raveforthecrave.eventbrite.com; $9 at the door with donation of three canned food items; VIP tickets are $25 (includes enhanced view of the stage with seating, private entrance and treats.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM: 9 a.m.-noon Thursday and Friday at the Adult Activity Center, 7494 Parklane Road. Participants who complete the six-hour course may be eligible for a discount from their auto insurance carrier. (803) 462-9995
MEET ME @ THE PLAZA ON MAIN: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Main and Hampton streets. Outdoor dining and jazz (weather permitting) at the Columbia Museum of Art’s Boyd Plaza. Presented by City Center Partnership.
HUMANITY IN THE MIDST OF WAR: International humanitarian law class, 1-5 p.m. Thursday in classroom 2 at the Red Cross, 2751 Bull St. Free. Call (803) 514-4084 to register.
FREE LEGAL CLINIC: Bankruptcy law issues, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Richland County Public Library, Northeast Branch, 7490 Parklane Road. Sponsored by the S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program. (803) 799-6653, ext. 158
“DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE”: Chapin Theatre Company production, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. $15; age 13 and older, seniors and active military, $12; age 12 and younger, $10. (803) 240-8544; http://www.chapintheatre.org
COMPUTER BASICS FOR SENIORS: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Nov. 9 at Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, 7300 College St., Irmo. $99. (803) 732-0432; http://www.mtctraining.com
S.C. MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE: 8:45 a.m. Friday and Nov. 3 at the USC School of Music, 813 Assembly St. $100; members, $70; student members, $10. http://www.scmta.org
GROWING HOME SOUTHEAST OYSTER ROAST: 6-10 p.m. Friday at Carolina Haven, 920 Hemlock Drive (near Williams-Brice Stadium). Oysters, Lowcountry boil, chili, beer, wine, soft drinks, silent auction. $25; proceeds benefit Leaphart Place, a supportive housing complex for young adults who are aging out of foster care or other state-assisted living arrangements and are at risk for homelessness. (803) 791-5513
FALL CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. Friday, Town Center Common, Village at Sandhill, Clemson and Two Notch roads. Free concert featuring jazz/R&B with the Terence Young Experience. http://www.villageatsandhill.com
REEDER HOUSE GALA: 7-10 p.m. Friday at The Hall at Senate’s End, 320 Senate St. Fundraiser for the preservation of 1328 Gadsden St. (City of Columbia Historical Landmark #92) will feature entertainment, silent auction and recognition of Ernest A. Finney Jr. and the late Matthew A. Perry for their significant contributions to the citizens of South Carolina. Sponsored by the Zion Community Foundation, tickets are $35; call (803) 779-2809
MAGIC OF CHAPIN: 7 p.m. Friday at the River Club at Saluda Shoals, 5605 Bush River Road. Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce gala and awards benefit will feature live music, dancing and a silent auction. $45; tickets available at the Chamber House, 302 Columbia Ave., Chapin. (803) 345-1100; http://www.chapinchamber.com/specialevents
VOICES OF CHOREOGRAPHY: USC Dance Company fall concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Koger Center, 1051 Greene St. $18; USC faculty/staff, military and seniors, $16; students, $12. (803) 777-5112
MOZART’S “REQUIEM”: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter St. All Souls’ Day performance will feature the Trinity Cathedral Choir of Men & Girls and the South Carolina Philharmonic. $12; students and military, $8. (803) 771-7300; http://www.trinitysc.org/concerts
ARTS AT EBENEZER: Jory Vinikour in concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland St. Free, donations accepted for Homeworks of America. A reception will follow Vinikour’s performance on the Eric Herz harpsichord. (803) 765-9430
“DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE”: Chapin Theatre Company production, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. $15; age 13 and older, seniors and active military, $12; age 12 and younger, $10. (803) 240-8544; http://www.chapintheatre.org
HARVEST FEST: Saturday at Red Bank UMC, 2909 Old Barnwell Road, Lexington. Giant yard sale begins at 7 a.m.; festival gets under way at 10 a.m. with a country store, craft store, children’s activities, live music and barbecue dinners. (803) 359-4031
FALL YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Ballentine Community Center, 1009 Bickley Road, Irmo. Indoor tables, $15; outdoor tables, $12; deadline for reservations is Thursday. (803) 781-2031
CHURCH FAMILIES YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Old Lexington Baptist Church, 800 Old Lexington Road, Leesville. Proceeds will benefit Camp La Vida missions education camp. (803) 687-1126
MOVING FOR MEALS WALK: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Shoppes of Flight Deck, 109 Old Chapin Road, Lexington. Two-mile fitness walk through downtown Lexington; $20. Sponsored by the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission, proceeds will benefit the Lexington County Meals on Wheels program. (803) 356-5111; http://www.lcrac.com
MONEYSMART TRAINING CLASS: 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Rehoboth Baptist Church, 4646 Hard Scrabble Road. Youth financial training class for ages 11-14; sponsored by the church’s Deaconess Ministry. Free; bring a calculator. (803) 788-3397
HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Woman’s Club of Cayce, 701 Oakland Ave. Vendors, lunch; canned food donations will be accepted for God’s Helping Hands. Proceeds will fund a scholarship for a Cayce high school senior. (803) 739-2275
BANK OF AMERICA’S "MUSEUMS ON US" WEEKEND: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Bank of America cardholders enjoy free admission the first full weekend monthly. (803) 779-3100; http://www.edventure.org
STEAM TRAIN TRIPS: Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 11 at the South Carolina Railroad Museum, 110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro. Saturday trips depart at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.; Sunday trips at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Coach tickets, $15; open air car, $20. (803) 712-4135; http://www.scrm.org/ridethetrainpage.html
REVOLUTIONARY WAR FIELD DAYS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, 222 Broad St., Camden. British, patriot and Hessian encampments, colonial skills demonstrations, artillery demonstrations, music, chiildren’s activities, food concessions. $8; military and seniors (age 62 and older), $6; ages 6-12, $4; family package, $20 (two adults and three children age 12 and younger). Free parking; no pets, please. (803) 432-9841; http://www.historic-camden.net
LEXINGTON WOMAN’S CLUB HOLIDAY FARE: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1430 N. Lake Drive, Lexington. Casseroles, soups, baked goods, pecans, tailgate items, ribbon trees, gift items, personalized Christmas ornaments, Carolina and Clemson lap wraps. Proceeds will fund scholarships for Lexington 1 high school seniors and adult education graduates. (803) 957-4271
FIVE POINTS ASSOCIATION CHILI COOK-OFF: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 2100 block of Greene Street. More than 50 unique chili varieties and fixings, live music, children’s activities, sidewalk sale. Proceeds will benefit Camp Kemo and the Hope Center.
COLUMBIA’S 18th ANNUAL BLUES FESTIVAL: Noon-10 p.m. Saturday at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 2300 Greene St. Live music, food and beverage concessions, arts and crafts, children’s activities. Free; no coolers, please. http://www.columbiabluesfest.com
ZUMBA FOR HOPE: Noon-2 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. Proceeds will benefit the National Hospice Association and the Alzheimer’s Association. Advance tickets, $20; at the door, $25. http://www.zumbawithleighann.com/zumbathon
INTRODUCTION TO WET FELTING: Noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Edisto Discovery Park, 1914 Wiley St. Traditional felt-making workshop, $45. Students will be provided with enough wool for several items, written instructions and a list of resources and suppliers. (803) 545-3093
JOHN TUDOR’S MAGIC WORKSHOP FOR KIDS: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Children’s Theatre, second level, Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. $20. (803) 691-4548; http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com
STEPS FOR PASOs: 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). An evening of salsa lessons, dancing and performances, Latin-style cuisine, open beer/wine bar and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit PASOs, a community-based program (hosted by the Arnold School of Public Health at USC) that helps meet maternal, child and reproductive health needs of the state’s growing Latino population. $60; couples, $110. (803) 777-6197; http://www.scpasos.org/stepsforpasos
CCT S.T.A.R. SHOWCASE: 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Columbia Children’s Theatre, Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. Fundraiser by young actors in the Student Thespians Achieving Results program will benefit Ronald McDonald House. Tickets are $8; available at http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com and at the door.
ATLANTA SACRED CHORALE: 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road. $12; available at http://www.sapc.net/pas and at the door. For free student tickets (through grade 12), call the church office, (803) 732-2273.
VOICES OF CHOREOGRAPHY: USC Dance Company fall concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Koger Center, 1051 Greene St. $18; USC faculty/staff, military and seniors, $16; students, $12. (803) 777-5112
“DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE”: Chapin Theatre Company production, 8 p.m. Saturday at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. $15; age 13 and older, seniors and active military, $12; age 12 and younger, $10. (803) 240-8544; http://www.chapintheatre.org
BANK OF AMERICA’S "MUSEUMS ON US": Noon-5 p.m. Sunday at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Bank of America cardholders enjoy free admission. (803) 779-3100; http://www.edventure.org
CAROLINA JAZZ SOCIETY: Dixieland jazz concert, 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). $10; students age 18 and younger, free. (803) 432-1504
L EXINGTON COUNTY VETERANS PARADE: 3 p.m. Sunday, Main Street and South Lake Drive, Lexington. Following the parade, a memorial service will be held at the Veterans Monument. (803) 785-1454
ELECTION DAY COMMUNITY OUTREACH: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 6 at Friendship Baptist Church, 2604 Lower Richland Blvd., Hopkins. Free snacks and beverages for voters and supervision for youth while parents are voting. Transportation to the Pinewood and Pine Lakes precincts will be available, call (803) 318-8857.
WOODROW WILSON FAMILY HOME HARD HAT TOURS: 11 a.m. Nov. 6 at 1705 Hampton St.; $6. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOME SCHOOL ART: 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 7-Dec. 14 at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1932 Calhoun St. $50, includes materials and supplies. Class size limited to 10 students ages 5-9. Registration deadline is Thursday. (803) 545-3093
LOWER RICHLAND COMMUNITY CAREER AND JOB FAIR: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Magic Johnson Community Empowerment Center, 140 Webber School Road, Eastover. (803) 353-2252
HOME SCHOOL POTTERY: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 7-Dec. 14 at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1932 Calhoun St. $80, includes materials and supplies. Class size limited to 10 students age 10 and older. Registration deadline is Thursday. (803) 545-3093
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SYMPOSIUM: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Heritage at Lowman Wellness Center, 2101 Dutch Fork Road, Chapin. Keynote speaker will be Jan Merling, education coordinator for the Office of the Study of Aging at the Arnold School of Public Health at USC. Free for family caregivers; $50 for professionals (5 CEUs for social workers and LTC administrators). Register at: (803) 451-7412 or email email@example.com
LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Demonstration of the Ageless Grace seated fitness class. Bring your lunch, beverages and dessert will be provided. Free; register by calling (803) 779-1971.
YOUTH THEATER WORKSHOP: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Nov. 8-30 (no classes Thanksgiving week) at the Ballentine Community Center, 1009 Brickyard Road, Irmo. $35. (803) 781-2031
FREE LEGAL CLINIC: Veterans affairs and benefits, 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Richland County Public Library, 1431 Assembly St. Sponsored by the S.C. Bar Pro Bono program. (803) 799-6653, ext. 158
WINE TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION: 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Clarion Hotel Downtown, 1615 Gervais St. Proceeds will benefit programs provided by Children’s Chance to children with cancer and their families. $40; couples, $70. (803) 254-5996; http://www.childrenschance.org
AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at Still Hopes Retirement Community, 1 Still Hopes Drive, West Columbia. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. $14; AARP members, $12; veterans, their spouses, domestic partners, dependents, children, widows and widowers, free. Bring your driver’s license and AARP membership card. Box lunches will be available for $7.95. Call (803) 739-5018 to reserve a spot.
A TASTE OF COLUMBIA: Food and fun shopping event, 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 9, the Hall at Senate Street, 320 Senate St. Spnsored by Alpha Delta Pi Sorority at USC, proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Advance tickets, $10 (available at the chapter house, 508 Gadsden St.); $12 at the door.
VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION: 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Capital City Club, 1201 Main St., 25th floor. Meet and greet cash bar reception at 6 p.m., dinner will begin around 7:20 p.m. Evening will feature keynote address by Brig. Gen. Bryan T. Roberts, commanding officer at Fort Jackson, bugler, bagpiper, color guard, Missing Man Table ceremony. Tickets are $40, includes tax and gratuity; call (803) 256-2000 for reservations.
FALL CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. Nov. 9, Town Center Common, Village at Sandhill, Clemson and Two Notch Roads. Free concert series wraps up with beach, Top 40 and classic rock from Too Much Sylvia. http://www.villageatsandhill.com
“COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY”: USC Theatre Department production, 8 p.m. Nov. 9-17 at Longstreet Theatre, 1300 Greene St. $18; USC faculty and staff, military and seniors, $16; students, $12. (803) 777-2551
CABARET NIGHT: Fundraiser for the Sumter Little Theatre, 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 at 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. $15; includes performance and refreshments. (803) 775-2150; http://www.sumterlittletheatre.org
GIRLS WITH GRILLS: Barbecue and grilling class just for women, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the State Farmers Market demo kitchen, 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia. $125; includes lunch and a half rack of ribs to take home. Call (803) 513-6087 to register.
RACE FOR THE BUILD: 5K and 5-mile road race, 5K walk and kiddie run, 8 a.m. Nov.10 at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. USATF Certified Tour de Columbia events, proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Central South Carolina. 5K and 5-mile, $25; 5K walk, $15; active military run free with PT or unit attire; kiddie run for grade 6 and younger, free with pre-registration. http://www.strictlyrunning.com; http://www.svpc.org
FIGHTING FOR A HEALTHY AMERICA: 5K run/walk, 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at Memorial Stadium, 1000 Holly St.. Sponsored by the Frye Foundation, proceeds will support local diabetes and mental health organizations, purchase medical equipment and fund two scholarships. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Advance registration, $15; race day, $20. http://www.strictlyrunning.com; http://www.thefryefoundation.org
FALL NATURE WALK: 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Casual stroll along the park’s Jackson Creek Nature Trail for age 5 and older. $5; seniors and age 15 and younger; free to Park Passport Plus holders. Children age 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required, deadline is Nov. 9; call (803) 788-2706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Tapp’s Art Center, 1644 Main St. Individual instruction by Natasha Lawrence. $45; includes all materials, guides, practice papers, art supplies and calligraphy pen. Advance registration, (843) 482-0127 or email email@example.com
GARDEN WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Ballentine Community Center, 1009 Brickyard Road, Irmo. Led by Ted Williams of the Clemson Extension Service, the free workshop will include giveaways and door prizes. Call (803) 781-2031 to register by Nov. 8.
VETERANS APPRECIATION RIDE: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at High Rollers Motorcycle Club, 3209 Broad St. Extension, Sumter. Kickstands up at noon; ride will finish at Extreme Sports Yamaha, 405 W. Wesmark Blvd.; a cookout will follow. Donations will help support local veterans organizations. (803) 565-7458
BARBECUE COOK-OFF: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 10 at Congaree Grill, 2191 Congaree Road, Eastover. Free admission; live entertainment, music, children’s activities, raffle and more. Entry fee, $100; deadline is Nov. 9. Cash prizes and trophies for Best Ribs, Barbecue Hash and Rice Plate and Grand Prize Best All-Around. (803) 783-0052
COLUMBIA CLASSIC CHEVY CLUB CRUISE-IN: 5-9 p.m. Nov. 10 at Woodberry Plaza, 3254 Augusta Road. (803) 333-0396
PASSING THE TORCH AWARDS GALA: 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. Renaissance Foundation event will recognize servant leaders under the age of 50 who have made significant contributions by improving the quality of life within the state. Keynote speaker will be film director Anthony Hemingway (“Red Tails”). Tickets are $65; military, $50; students, $25. (803) 733-5634
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10 at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 1001 12th St., Cayce. Baked goods, gift items, lunch (homemade soup, chicken salad sandwiches, hot dogs) will be available. (803) 796-5735